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Westica Selected to Supply Railway Communication Links

Leading digital microwave radio supplier, Westica Ltd, today announced an exciting new deal to supply Transtel, a division of Transnet Ltd, with a quantity of 1.4GHz Multirate Radio Systems for Transnet’s network in South Africa. Nambiti Communications together with its partner, Telecom Value Added Solutions (TVS) of Johannesburg, South Africa, will be managing this project on behalf of the Glasgow based Westica, as its key distributor in South Africa. The Westica, TVS and Nambiti team was ultimately selected following fierce international competition for the supply of the radios.


The contract is a 2-year supply deal to provide Transtel with long distance voice and data communication links on Transnet’s transport network within South Africa. Implementation of the Westica links offers Transtel more flexibility than the current solution in place, in addition to substantial reductions in operating costs. Another encouraging aspect is that the performance of the Westica links are unaffected by the severe rainfall often experienced in South Africa; a reassuring factor for all companies involved.


“Distance is no real object with the Westica radio equipment, with current links reaching in excess of 50km in length, the 1.4GHz Multirate Radio is ideal for communication purposes for the Access Network, Trunking Network, Corporate applications and in rural areas, such as in South Africa,” comments Chris Burnett, CEO of Westica. “The wireless radio promotes secure, reliable and flexible communications without the inconvenience and cost associated with the laying of cables – a clear time and cost advantage specifically to those in rural locations.”





About Westica Ltd


Westica’s principal aim is to be a major strategic player in the emerging global telecommunications wireless infrastructure markets, through providing leading edge solutions backed by a world class quality and service culture. Support for this vision in the form of substantial institutional investment in recent years has accelerated the development of revolutionary technology leading to volume production and deployment of Westica’s Multirate radio product in the 1.4GHz band. Further information is available from: http://www.westica.co.uk



About Nambiti Communications

Nambiti Communications is owned by Nambiti Technologies and TVS Nambiti Communications is a black empowerment company offering products and solutions in the Telecommunications & Information Technology industry., Nambiti Technologies was formed on the 20 March 1997. Based in Johannesburg, the company has as it’s main focus the delivery of a world class cost effective quality Telecommunications & IT solutions that meets the needs of it’s current and potential clients. For more information, please visit http://www.nambiti.co.za


About TVS


TVS, with offices in Johannesburg and Angola, has global connections and works closely with overseas and local partners . We are able to supply our customers with a comprehensive solution to suit their every need. For more information, please visit http://www.tvstelecom.com .



For additional information or photographs please contact;

Gillian Devine
Westica Ltd
+44 (0) 141 587 2500
gillyd@westica.co.uk


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